Friday, September 7, 2012

Reminder to self...do not buy cotton blend jersey


I am in love with my purple passion giraffe print jersey! but it does not love me so much...

It is a cotton blend. I should have paid attention, but I was so captivated by the print -  I'm easy, I admit it.

I have laundered, stretched on the floor, steamed on the floor, basted edges, hung, pressed, steamed again, rehung, resteamed....now I'm done.

I have the stripes lined up - but they always were. I made zero progress against the twist in this fabric!


My love is undiminished - I will find a pattern that can use my yardage minus all that I have to give up to the monster twist.

Oh. Coco!

7 comments:

  1. Oh what a shame! Such a cute print. Maybe go with the flow and make a twisted skirt? Hope you can salvage enough.

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    1. Yes! or an infinity dress :-) I am hoping to get a totally rambunctious something out of this!

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  2. Tilly and the Buttons posted a pic of a Drape Drape 2 pattern it was the first thing that popped into mind when I saw your fabric. http://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/2012/09/drape-drape-2.html

    Making something that is SUPPOSED to drape might work....if you can figure out which way the folds will fall before you cut!

    Good luck - as I get a sense of your style, I can totally see this fabric on you!

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    1. Oh, Drape Drape...I so want the new book. I am thinking about asking for early gifting for the holidays :-) Nonetheless, you are right, this print is so me...fun.

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  3. I have found that if you just line the stripes up and ignore the selvedges, it will be just fine. Have you ever bought a t-shirt and washed it and found the side seams twist after? same thing. There is not straight of grain in knits.

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I love it that you came by...and thank you for your comments! Coco